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Single Task Challenge

In this month's newsletter (sign up here), we took on the challenge of... doing nothing for 90 minutes. A simple idea, but tough in practice. 

One way to warm up toward doing nothing is to do just one thing (doing less is the practice!). This is particularly helpful as multitasking can be a...

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Stillness. It’s What Your Soul Longs For

By Henry Emmons, MD

When my boys were young, we would pack up the van and head south every year for spring break. Desperate for sun and warmth, we made a beeline as far south as needed to find them and then set up camp for a few days.

All of these trips were fun, but one stands out in my...

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Reset Your Sleep Schedule

By Tim Culbert, MD

August offers that last excitement of summer for kids. You can likely relate as the popular summer activities have persisted over the decades: sleeping in, daytime sprinkler-running, ice cream before dinner, and stay-up-too-late-sleepovers. 

September usually comes...

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What Is Integrative Mental Health?

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Though integrative mental health is becoming a more buzz-y term, it's something our NMH team has been doing for decades. The term “integrative” mental health typically refers to a novel approach to treatment that differs from the traditional biomedical approach in the following ways:

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Six Ways to Keep Your Mind & Body Cool

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By Henry Emmons, MD

Do you notice yourself feeling irritable in the heat of summer? Overly critical? Agitated or impatient? Or just sapped and lethargic?

You may not know that serotonin (that soothing, feel-good brain chemical that is so associated with mood) can get depleted in the summer just...

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Healthy Gut Basics for Mental Health (Spoiler: You Don't Need a Daily Probiotic)

By Tim Culbert, MD

Restoring and maintaining optimal mental health requires a multi-pronged approach that supports your mind, body, and heart. A key part of that holistic approach involves caring for your gut. So, what (or who?!) lives in your gut and how can you care for it?

Your gut...

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Be Well in July: Eat Fresh

Last month's theme aimed at waking up your senses so you can feel more grounded, focused, and in balance. This month, the availability of so many fresh fruits and vegetables will serve as inspiration to eat a wider variety of foods that come with the season and that nourish your body,...

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A Reverie On The Senses

Guest Post by Kaia Svien, MS

 The sun shines not on us, but in us. 

The river flows not past, but through

us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every

fiber and cell of the substance of our

bodies, making them glide and sing.

-John Muir

 

Ah, the delight of waking up the senses!

Many...

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Go Deeper With Your 19 Senses

Written by Dr. Tim Culbert

Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy.

The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don't know anything about...

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High Quality Connections: Noticing the Good in Everyday Encounters

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By Henry Emmons, MD

What is it that sets very happy people apart from the not-so-happy? Is it a healthy diet? Exercise? An active spiritual life? Or simply being fortunate enough to have mostly good things happen throughout life?

A study of 222 undergraduates screened for high happiness...

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